Abalimi Bezekhaya - Planters of the Home

Abalimi is a Volunteer Association working to empower the disadvantaged through its organic Urban Agriculture program & projects. We support our target groups' ability to replicate their success and transform their lives in their urban and rural environments, through the following Key Result Areas: resource support; training; organisation building; facilitation of partnerships; research, monitoring and evaluation.

Rob in micro-farm at home

Rob in micro-farm at home
Photo from Progress Report 'Thank you for donations ' (view small | med | large | orig)

Trainees get certificates in Basic Agriculture

Trainees get certificates in Basic Agriculture
This is a typical group of agriculture trainees, proudly displaying their certificates, after completing a four day basic agriculture course. They are standing in front of a freshly planted bed of vegetables, which they planted themselves. Abalimi guarantees that trainees will always be able to plant a sustainable organic subsistence garden, under any conditions, for the rest of their lives, after completion of the course and two seasons of practice!! (view small | med | large | orig)

Siyazama Community Garden Association (SCAGA)

Siyazama Community Garden Association (SCAGA)
SCAGA, in Khayelitsha, is one of hundreds of community gardens that Abalimi has launched. It is one of the biggest community gardens, at 5000 m2. It is here that we have proved that formal jobs can be created on 500m2 or less. SCAGA is also an ecological oasis, where a wide range of birds and indigenous fauna thrive in the Cape floral windbreaks. SCAGA proved to the City that community can utilise open spaces responsibly. SCAGA (est 1995), is the "Lighthouse Project" which launched a movement! (view small | med | large | orig)

HIV-Aids treatment-support garden group in Nyanga

HIV-Aids treatment-support garden group in Nyanga
These people all have HIV-Aids. They all get treatment and medication from a clinic in Nyanga. The nursing sister and the group, with our help, set up a treatment support garden. The members report that they are helped by the garden in many ways- eating fresh vegetables gives them more energy, food in the belly mitigates the side effects of the drugs they take and, perhaps best of all, the garden gives them a sense of well being and hope. (view small | med | large | orig)

Setting up a community garden

Setting up a community garden
Residents from the Delft Community receive Urban Agriculture training (view small | med | large | orig)
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